Arts & Culture Community

“The Shape of Play” Art Installation Opens at Columbus Park

The Shape of Play, a new public art exhibit by Sari Carel, is now on display at Christopher Columbus Park on Boston’s North End Waterfront. Commissioned by the Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) and curated and produced by Now + There, this temporary art installation features an ambient multi-channel soundtrack and sculptures made of pieces reflective Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Christopher Columbus Statue to Undergo Public Review Process

Boston Art Commission (BAC) voted to submit the Christopher Columbus statue for further public review to decide its fate, following a virtual meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The issue will undergo a citywide public engagement process to allow voices on both sides to express their opinions regarding the statue’s future. BAC will also establish a group Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

Boston Art Commission to Begin Review Process for Christopher Columbus Statue on August 11th

Boston Art Commission’s monthly meeting is next Tuesday, August 11 from 4-6 p.m., and it will include public testimony on the Christopher Columbus statue (among other agenda items). The BAC will then vote on whether to formally review the artwork, and begin a process similar to what was done for Emancipation Group.  The head of Christopher Columbus Read More…

Community

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Receive Golden Trowel Award

The Golden Trowel Award was presented to Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP)’s Horticultural Committee Co-Chairs Robyn Reed and Terese O’Connell for the Garden of Hope on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Parks Commissioner Ryan Woods presented the award, noting that the garden earned first place for its beauty and design and FOCCP’s mission to cut Read More…

Community

Garden of Hope Wins First Place in Mayor’s Garden Contest

The idea for the Garden of Hope at Christopher Columbus Park was born out of disappointment when, early last spring, dozens of hybrid roses in the classic rose garden failed to make it through the winter season. The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Horticulture Chairs, Robyn Reed and Terese O’Connell, teamed up to create the Garden of Hope. Read More…

Announcements Event Notices Schools

New Outdoor Preschool at Waterfront Park (CC Park)

Boston Outdoor Preschool Network is a nonprofit early childhood program committed to place-based learning and play. We are an inspired team of teachers with experience in public, private, and Montessori schools, who are thrilled to give children the opportunity to play, learn, and thrive outdoors.  We run outdoor early childhood programs at the Arnold Arboretum Read More…

Community

Come Visit the Trees of Love in Christopher Columbus Park

Come for a walk in Christopher Columbus Park and enjoy a fleetingly fragrant experience of honey, vanilla and citrus as the Park’s five Little Leaf Linden trees come into bloom. These lovely trees with heart-shaped leaves are distinctive with a rich symbolic history stretching back over a thousand years. Villagers in the German and Norse Read More…

Featured Meetings

Wharf District Council June Reports: Police Update, MBTA Ferries Resuming, Aquarium Reopening Plans

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its June meeting on Tuesday, June 16, via Zoom. A number of notable reports and community updates were included as part of a full agenda. Boston Police – Public Safety Report Captain Fong, who is set to retire Friday, delivered his final active duty police report. One International Place Read More…

Community Featured Government Meetings

Neighborhood Will Decide on Columbus Statue, Say Walsh and Michlewitz; Talk Outdoor Tables, Feasts, Pool, Voting at Residents Meeting [Video]

NEWRA MEETING VIDEO Click/tap here to view the video of Mayor Mayor Marty Walsh and State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, as well as the entire North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. Use the password: 7Z!+uG8. (including the period) Following a brief COVID-19 update, Boston Mayor Walsh and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz weighed in on Read More…